Stephen W.

Professional experienced in NFT, Crypto & Venture Capital investing

United States of America
English, Chinese

10+ years of investing experience - TMT, technology public companies, venture capital, crypto, NFTs. ML/AI software engineering expert.

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • ...

500

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Part-time Associate

BlueRun Ventures
1 year
Current position
Dec 2021 - Present
• Conducted market research, due diligence, financial analysis, competitive analysis, and team and customer interviews for six $1M seed investments in semiconductor, VR/AR, and web 3.0 ...see more

Program Manager 2

Microsoft
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
• Designed, owned, and launched an AI translator system used by all Azure and Visual Studios. Used NLP and ML models to automatically translate text. Improved translation quality by 28%...see more

Options Trader

Self Employed
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Returns since inception: 316% (2020: 41%, 2021: 124%).

Seed Investor

Self Employed
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Nuvo: a supply chain management, accounting, and lending platform (2021). CAST: a NFT discovery and leasing platform (2021). Looped: a mobile-first virtual venue for online events (2020...see more

A&R / Music Producer Intern

Warner Music Group
3 months
May 2017 - Aug 2017
• Worked on music vision and strategy for Charlie Pluth and Kehlani. • Lead the creation and planning Warner Bro's teen version of The Voice/American Idol. • Scouted for new musical tal...see more

Software Engineer

Amazon
3 years
Jan 2017 - Jan 2020
Amazon Go: • One of the first engineers on the Amazon Go ML team. • Used computer vision, weight sensors, and motion tracking data to write probabilistic algorithms that decide what ite...see more

Product Management Intern (Apple Music)

Apple
2 months
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
• Designed a ML-based smart-playlist feature. Wrote product specs, roadmap, & launch docs. • Pitched to and approved by Steve Gedikian (Tim Cook’s direct report) and Head of Product.

Software Engineering Intern (App Store)

Apple
3 months
May 2016 - Aug 2016
• Created a calendar app to view App Store and iTunes releases, data analytics, and trends. • Live internal tool used by 40+ apps, games, and music editors.

VC Investment Intern

WI Harper Group
2 months
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
• $1M Seed Investment: Conducted due diligence on Nom (founded by YouTube's Co-founder Steve Chen). Wrote investment thesis, memo, and research docs. • $3-5M Round A Investment: Conduct...see more

Product Management Intern

Sony
2 months
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
• Designed PlayStation Vue's companion app, approved by Head of Product. • Created dev backlogs (features, stories, and sprints).

Summer Analyst

Columbia University in the City of New York
1 month
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
• Selected by Dean of Engineering, Dr. McGourty, to participate in summer research project. • Conducted research and analysis on Accra, Ghana’s water scarcity condition.

Business Strategy Intern

Plug and Play Tech Center
2 months
May 2012 - Jul 2012
• Wrote a research paper on China's startup landscape, including startups, universities, VCs, and incubators.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Program and Project Management
  • Strategy & Business Development

Expertise

  • Product Management
  • Start Ups
  • Project Management
  • Software
  • NFTs